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This course introduces a new subfield of anthropology concerned with the interconnectedness of humans and other life forms. Recognizing that the human condition cannot be understood in isolation, it considers the meaningful agency of nonhuman others and their entanglement with human lives, landscapes and technologies. The course introduces students to cutting-edge studies of mammalian interspecies intimacies, to intersections with insects, fish, fungi, and microbes, to issues of extinction and invasion, and to the implications of other species for human bodies, economies, foods and technologies.
By the end of this course, students will have developed:A critical understanding of posthumanist theory, dualist thought systems, and the multispecies turn in the humanities and social sciencesFamiliarity with the latest research on human intersections with primates, elephants, microbes, fungi, insects, and aquatic creaturesKnowledge of key concepts including coevolution, companion species, mutual ecology, the human microbiome, and the AnthropoceneSubstantive appreciation of the role of nonhuman species in configuring human worlds, and of species loss and extinction in multispecies environmentsImproved analytic thinking skills, better scholarly research abilities, and greater aptitude in oral and written communication
Subject to approval of the Programme Director.
Domestic fee $1,884.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.